Wayne Hennessey v Bournemouth (a)
I’m a big fan of streaming goalkeepers in the draft side of Togga and when picking my stopper for the week I always look for a ‘keeper likely to gain plenty of saving opportunities. Hennessey travels to Bournemouth with Palace this week, a team who love to attack, especially at home. The Welshman has made 17 saves in his last four games and I expect to see another decent number in their trip to the south coast. Having said that, a clean sheet isn’t out of the equation.
Marcos Alonso v West Ham (H)
Due a goal. I managed to trade Alonso away for Sadio Mane in my draft team at the turn of the year which looks to be an astute decision as the Spaniard hasn’t netted in the league since GW22. Despite suffering a damaging defeat in their home game against Spurs, Alonso looked like Chelsea’s most promising attacking outlet once more. One of those chances is sure to turn into a goal soon and that could be this week at home to West Ham.
Shane Duffy v Huddersfield (H)
Anyone hosting Huddersfield Town at the moment fancies themselves for a clean sheet. Duffy’s Brighton have that honour this week and Duffy himself will surely face up to a physical, aerial bombardment against either Steve Mounie or Laurent Depoitre. Don’t be surprised if he goes up the other end and scores himself.
Shkodran Mustafi v Southampton (H)
Arsenal’s most active defender against one of the most blunt attacks in the league. Mustafi is a Togga beast.
Jose Holebas v Burnley (H)
This one is a bit left field. Holebas has been watching archived footage of Leighton Baines. His wicked set piece deliveries coupled with his desire to get forward have led to one shot on target, six chances created, one assist and an average of 19.5 Togga points over his last three home games. Burnley come to town minus Ben Mee and Johann Berg Gudmundsson, meaning opportunities for assists and the likelihood of a clean sheet have both increased.
Eden Hazard v West Ham (H)
No brainer. Home to West Ham, elite Togga player, must have.
Kevin de Bruyne v Manchester United (H)
Expect a big reaction from the Belgian after a midweek humbling at Anfield. City have an immediate chance to bury the painful memories of Wednesday night by burying their closest rivals and sealing the league title with five weeks to spare. Expect them to do it and, after his worst performance of the season on Wednesday, expect KDB to go from Kevin De Bakayoko back to Kevin De Bruyne.
Christian Eriksen v Stoke City (a)
The Dane reminded us of the magic he is capable of by bamboozling Willy Caballero with a dazzling long range effort at Stamford Bridge. With eight goals and nine assists this season, Eriksen will be looking for double figures in both columns before the season is up. I’d be surprised if he doesn’t add to at least one of his columns against a Stoke City side counting down their last few games as a Premier League club.
Pascal Gross v Huddersfield (H)
What a revelation he’s been. After creating the most chances in the Bundesliga last season while playing for a team that wasn’t called Bayern Munich, its little surprise to see the mark he’s made on the Premier League. He’ll get plenty of chances to add to his five goals and eight assists when Huddersfield come to town this weekend. This season’s Gylfi Sigurdsson.
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang v Southampton (H)
Looks like he’s finding his feet at The Emirates. Despite arriving into yet another Arsenal circus, PEA has scored five in his last four and looks deadly. With Ozil in fine form supplying the bullets, his first hat trick in English football could be on the cards. If you’re playing the official game, captain him.
Jamie Vardy v Newcastle (H)
It seems to have gone somewhat under the radar this season but Vardy has had another fine campaign. Fifteen league goals has certainly booked his place on the plane to Russia and a tasty looking fixture list could see him take his tally to 20. He’s got six in his last eight and another against Newcastle United this week would hardly be a surprise.